The butt of jokes: I'm a comedian who is paid to get dozens of rectal exams

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This First Person column is written by Devon Flynn, who lives in Prince George, B.C. For more information about CBC’s First Person stories, please see the FAQ

I’m hunched over an examination table, wearing a hospital gown and nothing else. Behind me is a young man who has donned a pair of fresh latex gloves. My head is percolating with jokes, but I decide against making the man laugh. 

Timing is crucial to telling jokes, and this doesn’t seem like the right time.  

That night, however, is. I can now say what I was tempted to blurt out earlier. After refining the set-up

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